8.8 Research recommendations

The research recommendations are as follows:

  1. Development control archaeology is critical in producing the record for study, and should make the case for more work in the environs of forts.
  2. The tightly-dated nature of the occupation horizons in Scotland offer dating horizons of broad international importance.
  3. Linked databases, including public-friendly portals, are key to disseminating information on Roman Scotland.
  4. Compilation of diverse small-scale interventions in specific sites is vital to understanding them.
  5. Backlog publications remain a major drain on intellectual efforts in the area, and require further efforts towards completion.
  6. Full study and publication of finds assemblages is key to understanding their value.